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5n-n^2 factoring?

How do you know whether to factor out a (-n)?   If i did:    -n(n-5)   but if i did:    n(-n+5)   which one is correct? The...

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Factoring without the "Guess and Check" method

Factoring can be quite difficult for those who are new to the concept. There are many ways to go about it. The guess and check way seems to be the most common, and in my mind, it is the best, especially if one wants to go further into mathematics, than Calculus 1. But for those just getting through a required algebra course, here is another way to consider, that I picked up while tutoring some... read more

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